Register

CHATTERBOX

For all refugees from the old Beeb Food Boards :-)
Chill out and chat with the foodie community or swap top tips.
NOTE: CHATTERBOX IS IN THIS FORUM

Moderators: Joanbunting, karadekoolaid, THE MOD TEAM, Stokey Sue, Gillthepainter

User avatar
Posts: 161
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:35 pm
Location: Penrith

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby Seatallan » Wed May 13, 2020 3:48 pm

:clap :clap :D :D
Food, felines and fells (in no particular order)

User avatar
Posts: 755
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:16 pm

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby dennispc » Wed May 13, 2020 5:42 pm

This applies to all governments, irrespective of party, when we are promised something always examine the small print.

Thus taking care of the elderly and vulnerable means in practice, those who vulnerable to Covid-19, generally, but not exclusively, those with respiratory conditions There are 1.8 million of you out there, compared to 7.3 million over 70.

If you want to get on the government list, then contact your surgery. Mine turned me down.

Emails to Waitrose HQ and Sainsbury's CEO, got me no-where either.

Tried telephone on local store's web site. No joy.

Tried Sainsbury's HO and success and a very helpful person sorted things out for me. Home delivery this morning, :klingonbanana :limbobanana :birthday-dancer

In they course of that conversation, after asking her to repeat herself a few times, I explained my deafness as I couldn't hear her clearly enough. She added that to my details we can't help wondering whether that made a difference.

User avatar
Posts: 2744
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:02 pm
Location: Stoke Newington, London

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby Stokey Sue » Wed May 13, 2020 5:56 pm

Just found it’s International Hummus Day.
https://www.matchingfoodandwine.com/new ... th-hummus/

User avatar
Posts: 755
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:16 pm

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby dennispc » Wed May 13, 2020 6:05 pm

The boss of a haulage company gets a phone call from one of his drivers.
“Hey boss, my side-view mirror is broken!”
The boss says, “Well then. Just buy a new one and replace it.”
The truck driver answers, “I can’t. The truck is lying on it.”

User avatar
Posts: 755
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:16 pm

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby dennispc » Thu May 14, 2020 11:27 am

GP explains the list from their side.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/202 ... omplicated

User avatar
Posts: 383
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:38 pm
Location: Wuppertal, Germany

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby Uschi » Thu May 14, 2020 12:11 pm

Another art quiz for those inclined that way.

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/may/14/the-great-british-art-quiz-norfolk-museums-service

I only got four right. Better luck next time.

User avatar
Posts: 2744
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:02 pm
Location: Stoke Newington, London

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby Stokey Sue » Thu May 14, 2020 12:22 pm

I got 6, a bit of guesswork based on dates. Knowing exactly who Mr Custance was helped.

One for Suffs I think

User avatar
Posts: 524
Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:58 am
Location: Wiltshire

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby Earthmaiden » Thu May 14, 2020 12:59 pm

Funnily enough, I've just done that quiz before looking in here! I didn't get 10/10. I hadn't seen the first painting before. Even when I was young there were always Dutch ships in port. How lovely it must have been to have them come in and just set up a market near the quayside.

User avatar
Posts: 383
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:38 pm
Location: Wuppertal, Germany

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby Uschi » Thu May 14, 2020 1:50 pm

We still get Dutch markets here. But from vans, not ships (the Wupper isn't shipable). They are fabric markets and I really enjoy them.

User avatar
Posts: 664
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:52 pm
Location: North West London

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby Pepper Pig » Thu May 14, 2020 2:21 pm

Please could those of you who metaphorically or in reality light candles as you do on WF please look out for my younger daughter. She has had a really bad flare up of ulcerative colitis and is in Watford General Hospital. Her immune system is weak and we are hoping she responds to treatment quickly. She’s been ill since Sunday and nothing is improving thus far. We are worried sick but know she’s being looked after.

User avatar
Posts: 1098
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:33 pm

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby Pampy » Thu May 14, 2020 2:26 pm

So sorry to hear that, PP - you're both in my prayers and candles already lit.

User avatar
Posts: 2610
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:53 am
Location: Cheltenumb

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby Gillthepainter » Thu May 14, 2020 2:27 pm

candle lit here too, Pepper. xxx

User avatar
Posts: 1098
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:33 pm

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby Pampy » Thu May 14, 2020 2:41 pm

Earthmaiden wrote:I have seen two pictures on Facebook said to have come from countries coming out of lockdown and I can't decide if they are real or a joke. The first showed the interior of a restaurant where transparent shower curtains were drawn round each table and the other showed an outdoor setting where each table was placed in a small freestanding greenhouse. My first reaction was just to laugh - the opportunities for infection outside the group and the question marks about full disinfection between customers makes me think it must be a joke (you'd get rather hot in a small greenhouse too!).

Some more distancing ideas from restaurants from around the world https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/ ... 95de48e428

User avatar
Posts: 161
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:35 pm
Location: Penrith

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby Seatallan » Thu May 14, 2020 2:44 pm

PP, sending as many positive and healing vibes your way as I can. I hope your daughter soon turns the corner. A horrid illness. :newhuggy :newhuggy
Food, felines and fells (in no particular order)

User avatar
Posts: 2744
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:02 pm
Location: Stoke Newington, London

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby Stokey Sue » Thu May 14, 2020 2:47 pm

Sorry to hear that Pepper Pig, I hope the hospital can sort things out

It’s a truly horrible disease, and apart from better use of immunosuppressants there’s little progress since I was briefly on a UC project in the 1980s :(

User avatar
Posts: 294
Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:16 pm
Location: Greater Manchester

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby smitch » Thu May 14, 2020 3:06 pm

Hope your daughter is feeling better soon

Site Admin
User avatar
Posts: 2384
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:56 pm
Location: Bushey

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby Sakkarin » Thu May 14, 2020 3:50 pm

Sorry to hear that Pepper.

On the restaurant social distancing measures link, the ones that have the plexiglass divider could come with a little set of curtains so if you're date is boring you, you can close the curtains, like in a limo/cab...

EDIT: ...and with the magic of Photoshop...

Image

User avatar
Posts: 383
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:38 pm
Location: Wuppertal, Germany

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby Uschi » Thu May 14, 2020 4:24 pm

No candle for your daughter, just a few hamsters. Fingers crossed for your daughter!!!

Image

Posts: 114
Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:46 pm

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby slimpersoninside » Thu May 14, 2020 4:25 pm

PP, I don't do candles but sending good vibes to your daughter.
Hope she's on the mend and back home very soon.
Thinking of you and the family too, you must be worried sick.

User avatar
Posts: 524
Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:58 am
Location: Wiltshire

Re: CHATTERBOX

Postby Earthmaiden » Thu May 14, 2020 5:00 pm

Oh PP, I'm so sorry. You must be very worried. I'm sure she will have the best care and lots of positive vibes will be going her way from everyone which will help. :newhuggy

PreviousNext

Return to Food Chat & Chatterbox

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Pepper Pig and 18 guests